Aico has brought its Mobile Training & Demonstration Units to Scotland for the first time since launching the vehicles earlier this year.
Mobile Units were sent out to spend a day at both electrical wholesaler Scott Coppola in Edinburgh as well as Port of Leith Housing Association.
The units are designed to enable Aico to deliver smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm product and technology information at a location convenient to customers. The units also offer the company’s CPD-accredited Expert Installer training.
Expert Installer is a modular training scheme created by Aico to ensure everyone involved in domestic alarm specification and installation has all the information they need, from standards and regulations, alarm system design and installation to specific technologies.
The scheme recently received its CPD accreditation, allowing Aico to provide customers with CPD training free of charge. Expert Installer training can be held at customers’ premises, at Aico’s Centre of Excellence or in one of Aico’s new Mobile Training & Demonstration Units.
“The CPD training for contractors was the big draw. It’s difficult to get people to give up their time, but the training is something the industry needs,’ says Darren Coppola, manager at Scott Coppola, of the training being offered to the wholesaler’s staff. “Being able to deliver it near to where they work is ideal and there was a high demand on the day. The participants enjoyed it and received a certificate to show they had completed the training”.
A range of staff at the Port of Leith Housing Association also benefitted from the training units. Attendees included both internal staff, who were given an introductory course on Aico products, as well as contractors and support staff such as facilities managers, assisted living managers and general maintenance personnel. Heads of department, gas teams and other interested parties were also invited to attend.